Updated October 7 at 11:07am

The minimum wage question

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

The minimum wage question


Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama’s proposals to raise the national minimum wage to $9?

• Approve – 57.6%

• Disapprove – 42.4%

Are you a small-business owner?

• Yes – 72.7%

• No – 27.3%

If it is enacted, would you have to lay off staff?

• Yes – 12.5%

• No – 87.5%

Would it reduce employee benefits?

• Yes – 18.8%

• No – 81.3%


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